Tests & Exams
Cramming for the big exam? Here's what you need to know about preparing for tests and retaining information. Plus: How to succeed on the standardized test.
Does your child need help with taking exams? Follow these tips to help your kid be a whiz at pop quizzes and tests.
Or should we say, a better S-P-E-L-L-E-R?
Test-taking skills and strategies can be learned.
Move over, babysitters. The hot new names on parents' contacts lists: tutors. Find out whether your child truly needs one.
What causes stress for your child and how to help.
In an age of text messaging, cell phone cameras, and online plagiarism, even the brightest students are cheating and taking shortcuts to good grades. Here's how you can fight back -- and keep your kid honest.
A new study provides the most convincing evidence yet that breakfast really is the most important meal of the day for kids.
Whether your kids are just jittery before exams or prone to full-blown freakouts, there are ways you can help.
Even "good" students might copy the answers from someone else. Help your child avoid the temptation.
You probably already know the basics of priming your child for school success: Read with her regularly, get to know her teachers and try to be involved in school activities. But there are plenty of other important lessons that parents can learn from those who spend every day in school: the teachers. We rounded up top educators from across the country -- many parents themselves -- to share wisdom gleaned from their years in the classroom. Here, teachers' best insider tips:
More states are dropping or revising these new student standards, as the opt-out movement gains steam.
As children become aware of other people's expectations, they often develop higher standards for themselves. But while a little bit of perfectionism is productive, too much can overwhelm a child.
Parenting expert Jan Faull, MEd, gives advice on helping children prepare for tests, and what to do when testing seems to be getting out of hand.
Statewide exams have become a burden for struggling schools and a huge source of anxiety for both kids and parents.
The school year is quickly approaching and we're here to guide you and your family in the right direction to prepare for that the first day of school. Read on to hear some smart ideas from America's educators.